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Boy Scouts call on the Bushes for food donation
WFAA.COM ^ | 2/22/09 | GARY REAVES

Posted on 02/22/2009 10:48:59 AM PST by Nachum

If you've seen the yellow bags on your door knob, you probably know this is the day Boy Scouts collect food for the hungry.

Their goal - 500,000 items.

But behind one door knob, a local Cub Scout troop solicited a pretty special donor, former president George W. Bush.

For 10,000 local kids, scouting for food is door to door, and it's neighbor to neighbor.

But for the boys of Troop 19, their newest neighbor is guarded by the police and the Secret Service. Getting the former president's canned goods is no simple matter.

"You had to do a bit of coordinating with the Secret Service and with President Bush's scheduler," said Nancy Burke, Wolf Cub Den leader.

They held a drawing to choose which two kids would ring the Bushes' bell.

Then, they blanketed the neighborhood. One even collected a can of Bush beans. Then they headed out of our camera's view to meet the man who's been either governor or president their entire short lives.

WFAA-TV Neighbors say the Bushes are trying fit in. In a few minutes, they emerged with two bags of canned goods.

"They gave me carrots," said one Scout.

And lots of stories.

"Former president Bush, he said 'come on down,' so we could all come over and meet him," said one.

"His hand was warm," said another.

The Bushes, both of them, blew off the rules, and posed for pictures with all the Scouts.

Chandler Burke even got a souvenir.

"He asked if I was working on my Eagle project, I said, 'yes, I'm working to repair some baseball bleachers.' Then I took out this baseball and asked him to sign," said one Scout.

Neighbors say the Bushes are trying fit in, so they are helping the Scouts help thousands, because that's what good neighbors do.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boy; boyscouts; bsa; bush43; bushes; call; charity; dallas; scouts

1 posted on 02/22/2009 10:48:59 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Nice story.....thanks for the post


2 posted on 02/22/2009 10:50:18 AM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Nachum

Good people, them Bushes. :)


3 posted on 02/22/2009 10:50:44 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Gracious and classy. I miss them terribly.


4 posted on 02/22/2009 10:52:33 AM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Nachum

I can just hear all the smears and personal attacks if CNN or MSNBC were to do this story. In fact, helping the Boy Scouts would be reported as proof that Bush doesn’t like gay people.


5 posted on 02/22/2009 10:52:58 AM PST by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: Nachum; All

Good for George and Laura..

If the Boy Scouts leave a bag on your door, please donate! At this time of the year, the food banks are in their worst shape...this helps them every year.

This year, they need the help even more!


6 posted on 02/22/2009 10:54:25 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Nachum

What a GREAT story!
Thanks for posting it!


7 posted on 02/22/2009 10:56:50 AM PST by M0sby ((Proud wife of MSgt. Edwards USMC ret.))
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To: A.Hun

I live in a small town in NC where all of the women’s clubs and organizations have asked that their members bring a canned good or other nonperishable to every meeting they attend. The items that are collected will be donated to the local food bank.


8 posted on 02/22/2009 10:59:36 AM PST by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: kalee
The items that are collected will be donated to the local food bank.

Excellent! Something else that really helps the food banks is $5 or $10 grocery store gift cards. Many of the people they help have babies, and the gift cards are good for baby food, diapers, enfamil and other goods the food banks never get.

9 posted on 02/22/2009 11:05:26 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Nachum

Very nice of them to invite the entire pack. Have you ever noticed that conservative groups give to food banks? I know that our local JROTC has a huge food drive every year. I don’t see the Peach and Justice folks doing as much.


10 posted on 02/22/2009 11:06:01 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: OrangeHoof

The MSM outlets will never report this. Selective ignorance perpetuated by the marxists.


11 posted on 02/22/2009 11:07:37 AM PST by DiogenesLaertius
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To: Nachum
I thought Bushes Beans contribute to global warming.

I made my Scout Food Donation yesterday!

12 posted on 02/22/2009 11:13:21 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Nachum
I love that "trying to fit in" comment. My sister lives in Austin and they love George and Laura. I don't think anyone needs to wonder whether or not they'll be accepted.

Now, Clinton...I wonder if they would comment on the "trying to fit it" comment. Takes on a completely different meaning.

13 posted on 02/22/2009 11:19:29 AM PST by gramho12
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To: Nachum; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

14 posted on 02/22/2009 11:31:14 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: OrangeHoof

Sorry, GAY people are those enjoying life. You are more appropriately referring to homosexuals (come on, I’m trying to be nice this morning, by not calling anyone queer or fag, but GAY they ain’t!)


15 posted on 02/22/2009 11:46:04 AM PST by dusttoyou (HNIC Prime Minister Hitlery)
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To: OrangeHoof

Sorry, GAY people are those enjoying life. You are more appropriately referring to homosexuals (come on, I’m trying to be nice this morning, by not calling anyone queer or fag, but GAY they ain’t!)


16 posted on 02/22/2009 11:46:43 AM PST by dusttoyou (HNIC Prime Minister Hitlery)
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To: Nachum
The Bushes, both of them, blew off the rules

Is this anyway to the teach mind numbed robots how to blindly obey their betters? When these scouts grow up to be gun toteing bible clingers it will of course be Bushs Fault. /sarc>(from an old scout)

17 posted on 02/22/2009 11:49:47 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Nachum

A local newspaper reporter was in a restaurant and realized that Mrs. Bush was sitting with friends in a table nearby. No fuss and feathers. She has always been low key. Reminding me of a TV show many years ago, a version of a book by a balck lady who had served as a domestic in the White House. Her favorite first lady was Grace Coolidge, a wonderful woman. And the president, who heard that the roof was leaking in the servants’ quarters way up top, and came upstairs himself by himself to check on it. No president had ever been up there. He then went back downstairs and reported the matter. “Silent Cal” was in fact very friendly and made himself at home in the kitchen. The Hoovers, on the other hand, were not pleasant people. The staff liked the Roosevelts, of course, but their favorites were the Coolidges. He was, btw, the last President who was able to read Greek and Latin. A much underrated president.


18 posted on 02/22/2009 12:24:26 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: armymarinemom

No and you won’t. I am sure many believe that the system is evil and unjust and such actions only weaking the coming revolution. Besides people in the Peace and Justice movement have much more important things to do than try to help feed hungry people.


19 posted on 02/22/2009 12:28:02 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: A.Hun

We did pretty well in our area. It is usually 20% that do all the giving. I just hope we helped enough people.


20 posted on 02/22/2009 12:36:41 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: RobbyS

The elder Bushes, George and Barbara, are often seen in restaurants in Houston and at the Astros’ ball games. Barbara has also been seen at the grocery store. Usually people leave them alone and let them enjoy their meals or get their shopping completed.


21 posted on 02/22/2009 12:37:06 PM PST by Texas56 ("Our republic is on its knees and gasping for breath.")
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To: fella

I ain’t seen no bambam “blowing off the rules” yet. Somebody wake up the media. Yoohoo.. media


22 posted on 02/22/2009 12:46:47 PM PST by BARLF
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To: aliquando
It is usually 20% that do all the giving

That was always our experience. Even with that, we normally had really good results in the actual amount of food we collected.

Scouting is still one of the best things America has going for it (kids and adults alike)!

23 posted on 02/22/2009 1:24:13 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Nachum

I miss W


24 posted on 02/22/2009 1:59:27 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.)
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To: Nachum

George and Laura are genuinely nice people and great Americans. I had my problems with him during the time he was in office and wish he had done some things differently, but there is no question in my mind that he did absolutely the best he could.

Thanks Mr. President.


25 posted on 02/22/2009 2:39:20 PM PST by Ronin
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To: dusttoyou

Saying that a homosexual is queer is a totally factual statement. They even call themselves queers, strangely enough.


26 posted on 02/22/2009 3:02:37 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Nachum

Gee I wonder how much scouts would collect at the homes of Al Gore, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid?


27 posted on 02/22/2009 3:47:07 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: A.Hun

Our council had their best year ever. And me and my boys got to do the background for the news story encouraging people to give.

Americans like and support Boy Scouts.


28 posted on 02/22/2009 4:01:15 PM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts. Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: Nachum

Saturday, Mr. Bush was there at Elliot’s Hardware on Maple Street.... If I hadn’t been in a rush to meet Mylife ( Freeper ) at a certain gun range, I would have hauled my ass up there to meet the man I respect and love ( in a manly way )....

Now that He is back at his chosen home, I am looking forward to at least catching a glimpse of him, if not looking him in the eye and saying, “ Thank You! “


29 posted on 02/22/2009 4:01:39 PM PST by waterhill (An armed man has the means for independence.....)
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To: cyclotic
Our council had their best year ever. And me and my boys got to do the background for the news story encouraging people to give.

Congratulations and keep up the good work! Mrs. Hun and I were active in Scouts for 11 years, and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. The best part was watching the boys grow and learn responsibility....

30 posted on 02/22/2009 4:46:37 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Nachum; SandRat

Nice story.

We do Scouting for Food in November.


31 posted on 02/22/2009 7:23:49 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: ViLaLuz

Oh, I was just trying to be nice. I really find their soiling the word Gay to the core of unacceptableness!


32 posted on 02/22/2009 10:16:00 PM PST by dusttoyou (HNIC Prime Minister Hitlery)
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To: dusttoyou

That’s nice! LOL


33 posted on 02/23/2009 4:20:28 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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